Typical symptoms:

acne, skin pimples

Disease description:

Acne is the most common skin disease globally. It is primarily a hormone-related condition of the sebaceous glands which occurs mainly in adolescents during puberty and has various degrees of severity. Common acne symptoms are oily skin with pimples, pustules and blackheads that develop over time and persist, unlike normal pimples. They can also leave small red spots or scars. Acne occurs mainly on areas of the body with a particularly large number of sebaceous glands, such as the face, chest, neck, upper arms and back.

Explanation according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine:

Teenagers, full of life vitality, have more chance to build up imbalance of Yin and Yang or Stagnation and Heat in the Lungs, Liver and Blood from fatty food or stress. The Heat blocks the surface of the face and body, which leads to symptoms of acne rash.

Possible syndromes causing these problems:

Kidney Yin Deficiency Heat

Red pimples, red face, hot feeling.


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Liver Stagnation and Yin and Yang imbalance

This pattern is similar to the one caused by Kidney Yin Deficiency Heat. The main difference is that acne worsens before or during menstrual periods or stress. Patient is also easily angry.

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Damp Heat

Patients usually suffer from red skin pimples with pustules and abscesses.

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Blood Stagnation

Long-lasting acne rash leading to Qi and Blood Stasis with symptoms of  dark red pimples that are thick-walled and leave scars.

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